Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Cheer

My sweet kids made Christmas presents for mom and dad at school. Am I the only one who absolutely love getting paintings or pictures using body parts from my children? Here are Harrison and Layla's creations:

I found a hat Nash would leave on his head without screaming. He didn't leave it on for very long.

We had a wonderful Christmas and the days before and after were eventful as well. Amos, Nash and I were in the Living Nativity at our church, it was very cold but we were bundled and Nash was perfect (I do mean perfect, sat in the same spot for the whole 30 minutes). I usually can't get him to be still for 5 minutes. It was a lot of fun.

Layla had a friend over and we made sugar cookies.

This was supposed to be a photo of the family before we go to church for Christmas; I am sure you noticed we are missing an important person, my wonderful husband, he was sick.

This was on Christmas morning with there gifts from Santa.

What does Dylan Paige absolutely love? If you don't know, I am sure you can tell from the picture. Most of the family gave her some sort of horse stuff or accessories (stuffed, My Little Pony's, shirt with horse on it, boots with spurs), I took this picture of only horses she got for Christmas. That does not include horses she already had. If you ask her what she wants to be when she gets big, her answer "a horse".

Finally, a family Christmas photo, this was taken at my mom and dad's on Christmas Day.

The next three photos are at Peepaw's and Grandma's house, the day after Christmas. I am horrible I didn't get any photos of any other family members there.

This is Nash smiling (squinting and wrinkling his nose). What is up with the hair?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

So after Thanksgiving we took a short trip to Branson to see the lights and visit with Santa. It was very cold, but it was nice to get away. You will see the photo with Santa in the newsletter (time of delivery-hopefully BEFORE Christmas).

Church on the Trail of Lights
When we got home I thought it was time to get in the Christmas Spirit. All I wanted was some cute pictures of my children with a Santa hat or reindeer antlers- I guess 3 out of 4 is not too bad.

I love putting up my tree and setting out all the decorations. However, this year I have a 9 month old who gets into everything, unlike my previous three (they would sit and not bother anything), so I decided to put up two very small trees in a corner and block it with a chair and some big toys. Somehow my son found his way back there and pulled the tree over, I am so glad I didn't put up my big tree.



This past week we went to the Russellville Christmas Parade, we have done this every year since Amos and I were married. It was extremely cold, but we weren't, we had on so many layers and blankets over us. It didn't hurt that we were also drinking hot chocolate. It was a good time.

Saturday Harrison had his 1st piano recital, he has only been taking lessons since October. He had two very short songs, and I am proud to say he played them perfectly. This is a picture of him with his teacher Mrs. Greer.